You probably know that your wisdom teeth usually erupt after all of your other teeth, generally between the ages of sixteen and twenty years old. Since your wisdom teeth are the last to come in, there often isn’t enough room for them to erupt properly. This can lead to a number of serious complications.
You see, your wisdom teeth often can’t come in properly because there isn’t enough room in your mouth. If a wisdom tooth can’t erupt properly, it may become stuck in your gums, which is more accurately known as an impacted tooth. If your tooth is impacted, your gums could become swollen, irritated, and could even make your other teeth shift.
One common solution to these problems is extracting wisdom teeth. Generally, our team will recommend this treatment before the wisdom teeth come in. If problems with a wisdom tooth become too serious, you could find yourself facing a number of problems. For instance, your wisdom teeth can cause sinus problems and frequent headaches. If your tooth erupts incorrectly, you may be more prone to plaque and tartar buildup and gum infections.
If you’re worried about your wisdom teeth or are interested in learning more about a wisdom tooth extraction, please don’t hesitate to contact Drs. Greg Hueler & Dr. Noah Sandler at 952-226-7940. We’ll be happy to examine your pearly whites and offer you personalized advice at Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We’re excited to hear from you soon!